Postgraduate

Master of Hydrogeology


Knowledge of past and present hydrogeological processes is fundamental to predicting future changes, particularly in the area of climate and environmental change. Enhance your skills and knowledge in geoscience by completing the Master of Hydrogeology.
1.5-2
Years Full Time

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Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

The Master of Hydrogeology has been developed in close collaboration with all relevant industries to ensure our graduates meet industry employers requirements. Many guest lecturers from industry contribute to the course so you are learning not only from industry experienced academics but industry leaders also. Employment opportunities include the resources industries (minerals, hydrocarbons, and construction) but also exist in government agencies dealing with resources or environmental companies and agencies. Many graduates continue to develop their specialist skills in industry or government agencies around the world, while others join academic institutions. Active research areas include reactive transport modelling, surface water groundwater interaction, hydrogeological impacts of waste water, arid zone hydrology, geothermal hydrogeology and groundwater dependence of ecosystems to name but a few.
The Master of Hydrogeology has been developed in close collaboration with all relevant industries to ensure our graduates meet industry employers requirements. Many guest lecturers from industry contribute to the course so you are learning not only from industry experienced academics but industry leaders also. Employment opportunities include the resources industries (minerals, hydrocarbons, and construction) but also exist in government agencies dealing with resources or environmental companies and agencies. Many graduates continue to develop their specialist skills in industry or government agencies around the world, while others join academic institutions. Active research areas include reactive transport modelling, surface water groundwater interaction, hydrogeological impacts of waste water, arid zone hydrology, geothermal hydrogeology and groundwater dependence of ecosystems to name but a few.
This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

Further Study

Students completing this degree may have the option to pursue further studies in research.

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Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
96
Average Annual Fee - 2019
$8,934.00
Typical Fee Range - 2019
$6,566.00 - $10,958.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2018
$78,600.00
Total Course Fee - 2019
$78,600.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Engineering, or an equivalent qualification, specialising in either geology, environmental engineering, environmental science (including units in hydrology or equivalent), or hydrogeology; or in a related cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Hydrogeological systems are complex and their dynamics are controlled by a variety of physical, chemical and biological processes. Hydrogeologists aim to understand these processes and how best to utilise groundwater resources both now and for future generations. Hydrogeologists are also critical in the mining, construction and other industries to ensure anthropogenic impacts are minimised and safe working conditions are provided.

About The Course

The Master of Hydrogeology is suitable for both freshly graduated undergraduate students and professionals already in industry looking to improve their skills/qualifications.
Master of Hydrogeology

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2, Semester 1: full-time and part-time.

    Semester 2: full-time and part-time.
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA handbook
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 72540
CRICOS code
  • 074963C
Master of Hydrogeology
Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2, Semester 1: full-time and part-time.

    Semester 2: full-time and part-time.
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA handbook
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 72540
CRICOS code
  • 074963C
Full time/part time duration
  • 2 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Hydrogeology

Course Structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

5 reasons to study hydrogeology

  1. Hydrogeology allows us to understand how the natural world works. Groundwater is a vital resource in Australia, particularly Western Australia, as well as many other parts of the world. Hydrogeology and groundwater resources are key factors in the sustainability of both our society and the environment
  2. Studying hydrogeology trains us to think logically, critically and quantitatively. We learn to evaluate statements made in the scientific literature, as well as in non-science areas, based on evidence, not anecdotes. These skills are highly desired by employers in all employment sectors
  1. Hydrogeology allows us to understand how the natural world works. Groundwater is a vital resource in Australia, particularly Western Australia, as well as many other parts of the world. Hydrogeology and groundwater resources are key factors in the sustainability of both our society and the environment
  2. Studying hydrogeology trains us to think logically, critically and quantitatively. We learn to evaluate statements made in the scientific literature, as well as in non-science areas, based on evidence, not anecdotes. These skills are highly desired by employers in all employment sectors
  3. Diverse career opportunities, not necessarily associated with the boom and bust cycle of the resources industry, also the opportunity to get some industry experience if you take the industry placement unit
  4. You can get your Master’s in one and a half years if you have the right background, otherwise it’s only two years
  5. Studying hydrogeology is exciting, and becomes even more so when opportunities exist for novel and innovative research. As part of this course you can do a project that is considered sufficient preparation for entry into a PhD. There is nothing as thrilling as seeing your work extending our knowledge of the bigger hydrogeological picture

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Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

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